It’s good to be part of the Spanish-speaking world on 6 January
You can get double the gifts!
You get Christmas gifts and then on Jan 6, you get even more presents. It’s more exciting than Christmas for many Spanish-speaking kids..
Most towns in Spain arrange colourful parades representing the arrival of the Reyes Magos to town so children can see them in their camels or carriages before they go to bed. The oldest of this parades is held in Alcoy, Alicante – Alacant, Valencia, which has hosted an annual parade since 1885.
Why not make 2015 the year you join the Spanish-speaking world so you can enjoy this tradition first-hand in 2016?
Marcus my ‘profesor’ (teacher) will help you in no time flat with his Spanish Fluency Program
Santa Claus is becoming more popular, but he’s still got nothing on Los Reyes Magos.
Literally, Los Tres Reyes Magos means the Three Magic Kings, but in English they are better known as the Three Wise Men. The kings are in all the city parks. The kids line up with their families to take a photo with the kings.
Instead of asking the Magic Kings for presents, the parents buy big balloons filled with helium. Then in the night on Jan 5th, they tie a letter to the balloon. The letter tells the kings what presents to bring. Kids watch their balloon go up into the sky as it makes it’s way to the line of three stars that are part of the Big Dipper. Those stars are Los Reyes Magos. Then, they’ll leave a zapato (shoe) out in the living room. Magically the next morning, in or next to the shoes will appear the presents from Los Reyes Magos.
The kings really are magical in the Spanish-speaking world. Here’s that link again for your next step if you decide to make Spanish fluency your goal for 2015 to enjoy a Feliz (Happy) Día de los Reyes in 2016.
Que te vaya bien hasta la próxima
Go well till the next time